Centralizing Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

On September 20, 2016 By cobrien

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity [“Commission”] was created by an executive order issued by President Obama in 2013. The Commission will work to enhance the security and safety of sensitive information and intellectual property within the private and public sectors by improving our nations strategies in combating cyber threats.

Many industries have a vested [...]

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Justice Department Deals a Blow to Songwriters

On September 20, 2016 By amaloney

After conducting a two-year review, the Justice Department has released a ruling on music licensing consent decrees. ASCAP and BMI, two of the music industry’s largest performing right’s societies, previously asked the Justice Department for changes to the regulatory agreements that have governed the organizations for more than sixty years. Performing rights societies are responsible for collecting royalties [...]

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“People will come, Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. Its been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, its a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of [...]

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On Monday, February 22nd, 2016, the First Circuit, in In re: Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation, aligned with the Third Circuit in ruling that non cash reverse payment agreements, designed to delay the release and marketing of competing generic drugs, are subject to traditional rule of reason antitrust scrutiny.

Generic manufactures often enter the market [...]

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PICTURED: Dr. Asma Vranaki

In her upcoming article “Facebook Advertisements: Of Relational Materiality, Rituals of Consent, and Data Commodification” in the John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law, Dr. Asma Vranaki analyzes data privacy regulation in the context of Facebook advertisements.

Dr. Vranaki makes the case for a change [...]

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The Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law is now ranked at a combined score of 115 out of 1,340 scholarly journals ranked by Washington and Lee. Among all English language student-edited journals, the journal is now ranked 107.

In areas of specialization, the Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law ranked fifth in Intellectual property, [...]

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In September 2015, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in what has been dubbed the “Dancing Baby copyright takedown case.”  The decision explained that a copyright holder who uses computer algorithms to flag infringing content on the web has satisfied the subjective good faith requirement necessary to issue a takedown notice under the Continue Reading

Starbucks’ Next Top Model: It Could Be You

On April 6, 2016 By ehicks

In today’s world, cameras are everywhere.  People use their phones to capture details of their everyday lives for social media apps like Instagram or Snapchat.  Tourists take pictures of city streets and attractions, inevitably capturing the surrounding crowd.  When you think about it, all of us have probably appeared in these types of pictures just [...]

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As explored in Part 1, street art is entitled to both legal protection under copyright law, but also legal use by others under the fair use doctrine. In the case of celebrity pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. and Vous Church though, the assumption of fair use has officially landed them in the courtroom. To recap, [...]

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The sharing economy has now entered into the commercial real estate industry with the evolution of office co-sharing. The basic idea behind office co-sharing is that multiple businesses and/or individual professionals work in the same physical office space doing away with the need to sign annual (or longer) leases. These spaces work great for start-ups, [...]

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